Andrew W. Mitchell - Founder, Equilibrium Futures
Andrew has spent the last sixteen years working with leaders on policy, supply chain risks, and innovative finance systems linked to sustainability. He is an international thought leader and communicator on natural capital, climate change and tropical forests.
He formed Equilibrium in 2016 to advise the financial sector, corporations and governments on new economic thinking that takes account of economic externalities and the impacts and dependencies of the economy on natural capital.
For over a decade, Andrew has been a pioneer in developing innovative credit lines for banks and landscape bonds for capital markets, primarily in Latin America and SE Asia. He works with governments, companies and the financial sector to develop the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding natural capital that underpins water, food, energy, health and climate security, locally and globally.
He has forty years experience in conservation. He is the Emeritus Rufford Fellow in Environmental Understanding at Oxford University and for seven years was a Research Fellow in its Zoology Department. In 2015 he received India's Ashoka Trust Award for services to forest canopy science and for his successful efforts to include forests in the UN Climate regime.
Since founding the think tank Global Canopy Programme at Oxford in 2001, he has focussed on the inclusion of forests in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, reducing the impact of global supply chains on natural capital and on designing innovative public-private finance instruments, such as green bonds, for climate smart agriculture.
Since 2012 his focus has been on catalysing a transformation within the financial sector towards greater understanding of its impacts and dependencies on natural capital and realising opportunities for green growth.
Matt Porteous - Photographic Director
During the past 12 years Matt, an award winning Royal Photographer, has been fortunate enough to work with a plethora of different brands, businesses, couples and families in some of the most beautiful locations around the world.
Working alongside a collective of like-minded, passionate, hardworking thinkers at The Studio_m his aim is to produce images that will inspire you, on time and on budget. He seeks captivating stories, and combines these with compelling visual imagery that delivers tailored creative that best represents your brand.
Tamsin Raine, Project Manager
Tamsin has always had a passion for increasing the value of brands and services by carefully curating images that sell a story, and has been lucky enough to work with a wide range of different brands, global and local, from FMCG to finance, hospitality and travel. Her past experience helps to drive reach, engagement and revenue through building and maintaining excellent communication strategies and campaigns.
Ben Hickingbotham, Creative Director
Ben has worked with a diverse range of brands, sectors and products over the last 20+ years. During this time, he worked his way through various agencies until 2006, when he felt the need to set up his own business based on experience and wanting to make a difference. Managing people and crews with a strong design and brand influence, Ben is a committed Creative Director and strives for results and polished execution tirelessly.
Sarah Cilliers, Copywriter
Fluency with words is Sarah’s passion, aligned with the patience of a saint and a way with people that only those who have worked with her will understand. Sarah is a natural communicator with a track record of testimonials from CEOs, founders and international brands. She has a deep understanding of culture and character, ensuring that beautifully written copy in narrative, brand rationale or campaign form will resonate with the audience, often using her language skills to sharpen messaging in a global context.
Will Ingham, Film Director
Will is the Creative Director and Founder of WING, a multi award-winning film and advertising studio and Campaign magazine’s Production Company of the Year 2019. Will comes from a tv and film background, having directed over 50 television documentaries, and he was the lead editor on the ground-breaking Grammy-nominated 1 Giant Leap feature film and documentary series. As a film-maker Will aims to capture compelling human stories that truly touch an audience, focussing on powerful narrative alongside a truly cinematic approach with extremely high production value.
Mark Moncreiffe, Legal Advisor
Mark is a very experienced transactional lawyer. He has in depth experience of acquisitions, disposals, corporate reorganisations, financings as well as joint ventures and strategic alliances, private equity and venture capital. In addition to corporate transactions he has wide experience of commercial agreements. Mark's particular business sector expertise lies in the technology, media and communication sectors.
Robert Denton, Financial Advisor
Robert is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years experience as CFO / Finance Director of SMEs across a range of industries, quoted and unquoted. A leading member of management teams realising significant value for shareholders of knowledge-based SMEs funded by PE, VC and similar structures, Robert’s roles have been with niche, market-leading businesses, whose growth and success was based on their IP and know-how, some patented. All marketed their products and services globally, mainly to blue-chip companies on a project-led basis.
John Lojek, Digital and Tech Strategy Advisor
International and entrepreneurial leader with two decades of experience in technology, strategy, and management in the US, Europe and SE Asia. My career has focused on relentlessly helping people and companies grow, in roles spanning startups to FTSE 10 exec
Amy Williams, Executive Assistant
Amy has over 20 years experience as an Executive Assistant and during this time has worked with a range of organisations from start-ups to AIM listed companies. Her passion is working with environmental, social and ethical businesses and she provides Equilibrium Futures with administration and marketing support.
Equilibrium's network comprises a wide range of experts from the UK and around the world that specialise in all aspects of natural capital. This allows us to tailor the Team specifically to your needs.